Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by Michelle Simmons
Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which works by decreasing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. This drug is used to treat fever, relieve pain, or reduce inflammation caused by many conditions, such as a headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual cramps, or minor injury. Ibuprofen is used in adults and children who are six months and older.
Ibuprofen should not be taken by the following people:
Ibuprofen is sold under the brand names Advil, Motrin, and Ibuprin. Advil and Motrin can be bought over-the-counter (OTC) in 200-milligram (mg) tablets, while higher doses need a prescription. These drugs are sold in tablet and capsule forms. Ibuprofen is also found in combination with other drugs sold OTC for coughing, cold, and migraine. In some cases, it may also be given in liquid form through the veins.
The common side effects of ibuprofen include the following:
Ibuprofen can also cause serious side effects that may need immediate medical attention. These include:
Ibuprofen can also increase the risk of heart disease and has been associated with heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots — all of which are life-threatening. It can also damage the lining of the stomach, which increases the risk of stomach ulcers and heartburn.
The body systems harmed by ibuprofen include the digestive, cardiovascular, nervous, renal, hematologic, dermatologic, metabolic, and respiratory systems.
The following food items may prevent heart disease, one of the serious side effects of ibuprofen:
Stomach ulcer, a possible side effect of ibuprofen, can be treated through a healthy diet, such as eating cruciferous vegetables, turmeric, raw honey, or garlic, and using natural remedies like licorice root, aloe vera, and probiotics.
Ibuprofen is an NSAID used to treat fever, relieve pain, or reduce inflammation.
Ibuprofen commonly causes constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, gas, nervousness, and ringing in the ears.
Ibuprofen use can also result in heart problems, such as heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots, and digestive problems like stomach ulcers and heartburn.
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